Re: TOP TEN
- Yes, but you would have to justify the inclusion of the Sam Morgan
band in the canon of 1920s jazz on grounds other than your dismay at
not seeing what is evidently one of your (and my) favourite bands in
the list. Dave's e-mail already carries with it an appended note
regretting the omission of the Morgan band and the Tiny Parhams from
his list. Why do you think the Morgan band (and the Celestins and the
Pirons) deserve inclusion alongside Morton, Louis, Nichols,
Henderson, Bix, et al?
I suspect that Kid Thomas called his band a Dixieland band in much
the same spirit that Scan Tester, the Sussex "folk" musician whose
career is so well documented by Reg Hall, described his country dance
band, formed not long after the First World War, as a "jazz band."
> I was wondering when somebody would mention the New Orleans basedbands
> and note that we know have a vote for the Original tuxedo - whatabout
> Piron or Morgan?my
> I certainly believe the sam morgan Band should be in there!
> Incidentally I note from a new 504 CD that the sleeve notes confirm
> story re bill russell changing the name of kid Thomas's band.Thereis
> also further elaboration,Kid thomas called his band at that timethe
> Kid Thomas Dixieland band,apparently some well meaning fan told himMorgan,certainly
> that he didn't play dixieland so thomas took out the dixieland!
> Perhaps the Thomas band was a worthy successor to Sam
> Thomas had the last functional n.O. band and the 504 CD portrays it
> Fraser mcCombe